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The Secret – All Of My Dreams I Gave to the Secret

After a long period of anonymity by an entity only known as The Secret, a post by Sam Gwin made a succinct but profound statement. "I’m actually the producer/artist/recording engineer and 'The Secret' is God." There's a lot to unpack in that statement, and the process starts in the most recent ...

Quaronavirus nights [single reviews]

I'm under quarantine. Sitting in my parents' living room in Dublin, OH. All is quiet. By the way, the word "Quaronavirus" comes from a genius tweet from Andrea of Brightly Wild. You're welcome. So, let's write about some loud songs, eh? Sounds good. Let's start with a double feature: The Lonely ...

The Weeknd – After Hours

I think we can all agree that the one thing that will get us through COVID-19 is synthwave. Lots and lots of synthwave. Right? The Weeknd certainly seems to think so. I first heard "Blinding Lights" in the car driving home from Cleveland on a business day trip. I was a little on edge because of bad ...

Balcony Talk – Calendar Daze

It's day 5 of the great 2020 COVID-19 quarantine. It's hard to know how to feel. Sometimes you want to find some music that is true to how you're feeling, but you want to escape a bit as well. Balcony Talk occupies a nice pop punk influenced alt-rock middle ground for this strange time. The ...

ZONEZERO-STRYCHNINE DREAM

First and foremost I want to apologize to the guys in ZoneZero. This review is way overdue, and that’s on me. However, like I tell my students, you have to sometimes find the positives in things, and here the positive is I have listened to this album nonstop since it came out, and I find something I ...

Coronavirus? Forget about it! [single reviews]

Coronavirus? Forget about it! [single reviews]

The Aces - "Daydream": The alt trio is back with a quick, sunny pop rock gem to brighten your day. The band is on Red Bull Records, which seems fitting as they have energy, attitude, and atmospheric vocals. The song almost seems to end too soon, with a dreamy electric guitar solo tapering off after the ...

Bops for the grind (single reviews)

The Voodoo Children - "Caroline": Their previous single "Tangerines and Daffodils" may have disappeared from the interwebs, and the future of Paper Route might be questionable at best—however, "Caroline" is here for your JT Daly fix and guitar driven atmospheric indie cravings. This song is radio ...